A Note from the Editors

 

A Note from the Editors

After months of behind-the-scenes tinkering, decision-making, design, and discussion, the moment of a new issue’s publication is always a happy one for us, and once again we are very pleased to be able to present our most recent edition to you. To begin with we have three new poems from Philip Gross – including an updated version of his many-sectioned poem “Phlogiston”, the original of which appears in his recently released collection, Later (Bloodaxe, 2013) – and three poems of uncommon birth from Cynthia Marie Hoffman’s upcoming collection, Paper Doll Fetus (Persea Books, 2014). These are followed by a metamorphic poem by Maryann Corbett, and by Joe Dresner’s prose-poetry, which takes us inside unusual communities. Ian McGuire’s story, “The Silence”, inspects the psychology of adultery, and there are new poems from Linda Pastan, Fred D’Aguiar, and Ian Seed, who each explore in their own distinct and distinctive ways the beauty to be found in everyday phenomena. Finally, our interview series continues with a conversation with Robert Pinsky, whose recent anthology, Singing School, aims to enthuse poets by example, and offer a window into his own history of appreciation.
So, yes – here’s issue 3. We hope you like it.

The Editors

 

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